Getting Started in Beer Taster Training
By Bill Simpson, Cara Technology, Ltd.
I know many people who aspire to be expert tasters. It’s not easy. To judge the flavor quality of the myriad beer styles available today and identify the flavor defects that may be occasionally found in them, tasters have to be able to recognize close to 150 different flavors. It doesn’t happen overnight. Learning to taste beer is a journey. Like any journey, it’s best to start sooner rather than later and map out a series of manageable steps toward the destination.